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Mets Morning News: Happy Bobby Valentine's Day

Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Matt Reynolds has improved his defense at shortstop and could be an option for the Mets there later this year.

If MLB eventually adjusts the strike zone, how will this affect Mets players?

Don't overlook Daniel Murphy in 2015.

It appears Gonzalez Germen finally has a home with the Cubs.

Around the NL East

Former Mets bench player Eric Young Jr signed with the Braves, so we'll probably see him a lot in 2015.

The Good Phight ran down the best Phillies mustaches and beards in team history.

While the Mets were ranked 10th in baseball, ESPN ranked the Marlins 20th for the 2015 season.

Bryce Harper is very strong, as this video shows.

Around the Majors

Andrew McCutchen wrote a great piece about the cost of travel baseball and getting young players in the inner cities noticed.

There's new research suggesting a possible cause for pitcher overuse injuries.

Joe Thatcher decided to sign a minor league deal with the Astros.

David Wells can tell you firsthand: don't cheat on your significant other.

Rockies pitcher Adam Ottavino used an article written at Fangraphs to improve his pitching. NERD!

Yesterday At AA

Our Mets top prospects list continued with Michael Conforto, Rafael Montero, and Kevin Plawecki.

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